Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Vacation Spots

Click the image to go to the APOD site and read all about it.
Click on the image while there and get a large version.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

News !

California now requires the following individuals to be Board Members of any corporation doing business in California: Drag Queen, Transexual, Pedophile, Native Indian, Illegal Alien, Morbidly Obese, Shoplifter, Sexual Predator.  Democrats who make up the majority in these categories are not sure they want the positions "We gonna havta work?" exclaims most.

Sign language interpreters are now required in any business dealing with the public, and given a minimum wage of $15. Meals in restaurants triple in price. Worst of all none of the sign language givers know what the hell they're doing as in this report from Tampa.

Democrats defend legislation by saying "If only One deaf person was helped order the daily special it was worth it".

Moving on....

People tattooed when they were fat, but are now old and skinny, look like Jackson Pollock paintings.

Rape now to be referred to as a Snuggle Struggle to ease the trauma associated with the event.

With shoplifting no longer a crime, homeless people in San Francisco and other democrat controlled cities are now dressed in Armani suits and $2,000 dresses with fake furs, wearing Rolex watches and Tiffany jewelry.

Russia attacks the USA in a merciless attack as soon as they realize that the child protective mechanisms on all the USA's nuclear sub firing systems is too complicated for America's boat crews to operate.

If this wasn't bad enough, it has been reported that bombardiers on B-52 nuclear strike aircraft are all transexual by order of the current CinC Joe Biden, and during military practice exercises, the aircraft have overflown their targets by hundreds of miles.  Reason?  The bombardiers were locked in the aircraft's lavatories screaming "FIVE MINUTES!!" everytime someone tried to get them out and back to station.

Mitch McChuckles declares he will not vote to confirm Supreme Court Nominee Jackson.  Democrats all laugh and yell "Pffft! Who gives a rat's fluffy behind !"

From the Babylon bee - 12 ways to tell if you're a woman.

FBI spokesman says "we're kinda sorry..." on condition of anonymity because he is "not allowed to speak of such things"  when it is discovered that millions would not have voted for Biden if details of Hunter's laptop would have been released in the months leading up to the election instead of them sitting on it.
The spokesman added "We also kinda screwed up by practically putting the guy who brought it in out of business.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Problem in America

With all this talk about Tyranny, crime, corruption, and worse going on in America, seemingly without any obvious or viable solution, I have come to the conclusion that the federal government itself is the problem.

Now, I'm not suggesting it's possible we can get rid of it but let's at least recognize what the real problem is.

The federal government takes massive amounts of our hard earned money and provides, really, nothing in return. 

In short, the government is that Hyper Obese Aunt that comes by on holidays (Every night in the case of the feds) and consumes massive resources without returning any value, while getting in the way of people trying to move from room to room.

James Gregory Lays it out for us in his piece - Everybody has this one relative.

The vid is 8:43.  You may want to watch after reading the rest.

Yes, we all do have that one relative.  In our case, his name is Uncle Sammy and he is way past his expiration date.

Let's break it down by branch.

Legislative - Congress is a collection of corrupt imbeciles, owned by the lobbyists, intent on either serving said lobbyists, or coming up with legislation so they can feel like they're actually doing something.  Well, given everything they touch turns to shit, we can scratch them off without any more thought and be light years ahead of the game.

Judicial - Ha ! Let me know when the justice department does anything useful.  Given we now know about all the corruption and crime in America justice and Intelligence agencies, let's just say we wouldn't be any worse off if we just forget to keep the payroll system running for all these people.

Executive  - Oh, please don't make me split my sides.  Let's just rename this branch as the Money Laundering branch serving all those who are in the Big Club.

Do you know about the big club?  Go to youtube and search "George Carlin - It's a Big Club".  Pick the longer running version. Lots of language there as a warning for those sensitive to such.

Alright. SO, what can we do with Uncle Sammy?  We can't fix him.  He's got to go but that's not an option,  just a fun academic fancy.  Just for pretend then, let's imagine how it might go down.

Let's look at what the federal government does that provides any value at all.  National Security, Social Security and Medicare for Seniors as obvious examples.

We can assume the states will take up the slack on things which actually do provide value, so let's chart that out.

National Security Well, the feds suck at national security.  Not only do they suck at it, they're going for the Guiness Record of Suck.  They spent 20 years, trillions of dollars, lives and limbs of "our best" Americans in Afghanistan, and the sacrifices of their families at home, as but one example and what did we get in return.  The taliban is not only still in control of the country, but we gave them billions of high tech modern weapons and loads of cash stolen from America's hard working stiffs when we left.

Ditto Iraq.

Let's not dwell on this.  Too much pain for great people in America who were involved.  They have my sincere condolences.  We had a family member in Iraq and a friend in Afghanistan.  Fortunately, they returned.  These people who were there and elsewhere get more respect than I can put into words.  They got None from the federal government.  The feds pay for everything for an illegal, but won't even cover a wheelchair ramp for an injured veteran.

Along with this, they have thrown open the borders to every potential welfare queen, terrorist, disease carrier, and at the least - new democrat voter.  We are importing what will destroy our country and culture.

Let's put the military in charge of Security. Each state will contribute a share of their GDP toward that. 

Any states not holding up their end of the log might get a visit from some Great Americans. Possibly. Maybe.

The states will receive their share of whatever SS and Medicare money that the feds haven't stolen yet based upon their census numbers of Legal citizens.  They will take over collecting and investing for SS, but according to how it was originally designed, which means it will always be in the black and flush with money. Ditto Medicare. 

Now some incidentals.

Space exploration.  Private enterprise has pretty much already taken that over. Done.

Interstate highways and affairs. States take care of all the roads in their state and anything else involving multi-state affairs.  Git R done.

U.N.  Eliminated.  Let the world's countries figure out who they're going to go to try and extorte money from.  Ain't going to be us.

Diplomatic Relations? Eliminated. Look at all the foreign aid (stolen and laundered money) we won't be puttin out.

Someone can't take care of their own country? Well I guess the country wasn't worth the paper their borders were printed on were they.  Go ask someone else for help.

Immigration.  This will be returned to the point that immigrants must be sponsored by a natural citizen or group and must have employment as soon as their feet hit the ground.

We'll turn off all benefits for anyone here illegally.  They'll deport themselves.  No lawyers, trials, judges, ICE, no nuthin.  Bye Bye Jose and don't let the cactus hit you on the ass on the way out where you can reapply to immigrate when you're back in your country.

FBI? CIA? NSA? DNI? DHS?  Don't need em.  They're both corrupt and incompetent. Someone commits a crime. So what?  Crime happens all day every day.  Deal with it.

The rest of the federal agencies?  Do an internet search on federal agencies and come make your case for why any of them deserve being funded any more.

So, why do you think we still need the federal government for anything?

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Men at Work

Bill Burr (comedian) has a piece centered around watching Oprah with his girlfriend when Oprah introduces some woman who is an actress or something as "She's this, that, and this And she has the hardest job on the planet... She's a mother."

Bill: "What?

Nothing against mothers but any job you can do in your pajamas is not the hardest job on the planet."

With this in mind, here are some guys doing some work building the Empire State Building in 1931.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Misery Index

I wonder why FOX isn't talking about the Misery Index.  I sent an email and text yesterday to Jesse Watters asking the same question.  We'll see what happens.

Anyway, without further ado, and without gratuitous sex and violence, let's delve into it here.  Not to worry, this won't hurt a bit.

Definition (taken from below link): The misery index helps determine how the average citizen is doing economically and it is calculated by simply adding the Annual inflation rate to the Seasonally Adjusted unemployment rate.

It is worth noting that the inflation rate and the unemployment rate calculation changes over time so administrations can make themselves look better.  Even so, it tells a story.

In the link below, you will find a chart of the Misery Index from 1948 through present which also notes who was president.

In quick summary, and starting with Jimmy Carter who has the all time high so far at 21.98 %, we move to Ronald Reagan who gets it down to 7.70 % by Dec, 1986, then we get all the way down to 5.74 % in April, 1998 with Clinton in office[1], then 5.71 % in Oct, 2006 with GW Bush in office but was back around 12.5 % by the time Bush left office and obama took over.   The index was notably low at 5.06 % in 2015 under obama and and 5.21 % in 2019 with Trump in office.  Covid put the Kabosh on that in Apr, 2020 when it soared to 15.03 %

The next chart on the page shows the index starting when Biden took over through the present.  The index starts at 7.70% in January, 2021 and motors steadily all the way to 11.67 % in February, 2022. Yippeee!

Biden's economy is doing Great ! (sarc). Even with all the BS numbers reported by the administration and its blabbering tools in the media, the democrats are well on their way to eclipsing Jimmy Carter's Misery Index high.  I think they'll get there.

Will we have gas shortages and rationing like under Carter?  Could easily happen because the situation with oil is not accident.  It has nothing to do with Ukraine.  It is a problem because the democrats want it to be.

Here is the link - U.S. MISERY INDEX


[1] - Clinton not only inherited the Reagan economy which was running like an unstoppable freight train powered by twin trillion horsepower engines, but also had the tech boom as additional thrust which consisted of PC's and related hardware, the Internet buildout, all the hardware and tons of infrastructure to support it all such as network equipment, data centers, and various equipment and software in a large % of homes across the country.  This was all new stuff.  It also drove the stock market to it's then all time high in March, 2000.  The market sold off through 2003 causing many retail investors to lose large amounts of money the same way they did in the 1929 crash.

It is interesting, based on the 'Text UNITED to 30330' in the following image (Biden campaign's text number) that this was an advert for Biden's campaign and shows to my eye, the Misery index going down under Trump and a projection for it to go back up under Biden :-) ??  Evil sometimes tells you their plan.

Also note that 30330 is 2020 (the election year) divided by 666 (the democrat call sign)

2020 / 666 = 3.0330

In closing, it is obvious to me that these two lovely cats, Stina and Mossy, are seriously stressed over America's immediate future.  Don't make them have strokes.  Stop voting for democrat communists. At the very least, your wallet will be happier, your cats will be happier, and your raccoons will stop tearing the place up now that you can afford to feed them cheap dog food again.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Public Service Announcement

So, I occasionally see Chevy and Ram trucks on the road with "Buy American" signs in the back window, so I put 'Top 10 vehicles made in America parts and labor 2021" into the internet search box and one of the sites that comes up is this one.

2021 Cars American Made Index

The purpose of this post is not to pass judgement on anyone.  I don't care what people drive.  In fact I bought my 2012 vehicle based on my desire to obtain a durable long lasting truck (Tundra) and could not have cared less if it was 100% made in Japan.  (As it happens it was #4 on the list for American parts and labor for 2012, #10 for 2021)

So, looking at the index some notable things pop out.

I see literal Tons of Silverados and Ram trucks on the roads here. 

Silverado comes in at #74.

Ram 1500 is #42, Ram 1500 Classic is #89.  I don't see the larger Ram trucks on the list which tops out at # 90.

I wonder how many Silverado and Ram owners think their truck is more American made than it is.

Both Chevy and Chrysler/Dodge took bailouts back in 2008 'to save American jobs".  Chevy's CEO at the time (2012) in this youtube starting at the 0:41 mark explains how GM moved its R&D to China and that 7 of 10 GM vehicles come from out of country.  That was 2012. That bailout money went to China.  It appears things have shifted out of country more since then based on the above index.

Just FYI.